Shores of the Southern Ocean - An Air Safari (2021)

Delve into a cornucopia of epicurean delights, rare wildlife, sophisticated artworks and coastlines battered by the great Southern Ocean on this exclusive 12-day air safari from Adelaide to Hobart.

Journey Overview

Delve into a cornucopia of epicurean delights, rare wildlife, sophisticated artworks and coastlines battered by the great Southern Ocean on this exclusive 12-day air safari from South Australia to Tasmania. Discover world-famous vineyards in the Barossa and meet the winemakers. Stroll through galleries in Adelaide in the company of curators and conservators. Dine on Port Lincoln’s daily catch and meet the fishermen who haul it in. Admire abundant wildlife and epic landscapes on Kangaroo Island and hear firsthand from an ecologist how the island is regenerating. Visit workshops and studios where painters, sculptors and potters create singular works of art and learn about bees from an apiarist. You’ll dine ocean to table and paddock to plate on the region’s finest produce from local farms, providores and the bountiful ocean, washed down by some of the country’s best wines and home-distilled beverages toasting the beauty of our rare southern land on this limited edition luxury air safari.

Journey highlights

  • Taste the best of the Barossa at three iconic vineyards with private tours and tastings
  • Soak up 65,000 years of history at the Australian Aboriginal Culture gallery at the SA Museum
  • Take part in a seafood masterclass with wine pairings hosted by chef Tony Ford at his award-winning Boston Bay Winery
  • Cruise Coffin Bay on an oyster appreciation like no other
  • Swim with sealions at Hopkins Island and explore the massive sand dunes of Port Lincoln National Park
  • Discover the unique habitats of two vitally important wetland areas – Big Swamp on the Eyre Peninsula and King Island’s Martha Lavinia Reserve
  • Fly with ease and in comfort aboard your privately chartered Fokker aircraft
  • Travel in a small group size of up to 18 guests
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Oct 20: Arrive Adelaide, South Australia

Arrive into Adelaide this afternoon; the food and wine, arts and culture, shopping and event capital of Australia.

Meet your Resident Tour Director and fellow travelling companions on arrival for your short orientation of Australia’s “City of Churches” before an inspired guided visit to Artlab Australia, the largest conservation centre in the Southern Hemisphere – located within the North Terrace cultural precinct. Internationally recognised, Artlab is responsible for the conservation programmes of the state's collections in Adelaide, including the Art Gallery of South Australia, and you will be guided through the facility by one of the conservators.

Next, an inspiring cultural encounter awaits on a privately guided tour of the Australian Aboriginal Culture gallery at the SA Museum, which celebrates the cultural achievements of Australia’s Aboriginal people.

The gallery features over 3,000 items across two floors highlighting the more than 65,000 years that Australia’s Aboriginals have successfully innovated and developed creative ways of life in one of the world’s harshest continents. The collection includes boomerangs, bark paintings, shields, maps, early recordings, photographs, field notebooks and some of the only intact bark canoes still known to be in existence.

Transfer to your accommodation at the newly opened six-star establishment Sequoia Lodge, situated in the Adelaide Hills at Mount Lofty. After time to refresh, enjoy dinner on neighbouring Mount Lofty Estate at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, one of Australia's most acclaimed fine-dining establishments. A seven-course degustation menu awaits, following the ‘Valley to Verandah’ concept, paired with a multi-award-winning wine selection, sake samples and a creative cocktail menu.

Perched on the lip of an escarpment overlooking the Piccadilly Valley, Sequoia’s 14 luxury suites (officially opening in June 2021) are a haven of design perfection each with sunken lounge and open fire and cantilevered balconies overlooking the valley beyond. Original artworks by local painters and sculptors dot the space and the spa promises total indulgence.
Sequoia Lodge | Meals: D

Oct 21: Adelaide Hills – Barossa Valley – Adelaide Hills

Explore one of Australia’s most iconic wine regions, the Barossa Valley, and appreciate the most famous wine brands in the country in a series of private tastings that finish with a VIP experience at Henschke Wines where you are welcomed into the Hill of Grace vineyards to taste their icon wines.

Your day begins with a visit to the Elderton Homestead, a wonderful Barossa estate with vineyards dating back to 1894. Since winning the prestigious Jimmy Watson award in 1993 for their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Elderton has been celebrated as one of the very best winemakers in the country. Today the Elderton Command Shiraz is truly one of Australia’s best and most highly regarded icon wines, and was named world’s best shiraz in 2000 at the London international Wine and Spirit Competition. Enjoy a private tasting in the dining room of the original Ashmead homestead.

Next up is Torbreck which has assembled some of the finest vineyards and growers in the region to make their ultra-premium wines. Fruit is sourced from vines that date back as early as the 1840s, and pays tribute to these vineyards with minimal intervention, creating wines of richness, structure and length that age gracefully. Enjoy a winery tour, barrel tasting and private cellar door tasting in one of the country’s most esteemed wineries.

The afternoon is devoted to Henschke, which has been lovingly cultivated by six generations of the Henschke family, and is regularly hailed as Australia‘s most premium wine producer. You are treated to  a private, VIP tour of Australian winemaking history with exclusive access to one of Australia’s most celebrated vineyards, Hill of Grace, including an hour in the vineyard driving and walking beside the oldest “Grandfather” vines dating back to the 1860’s, followed by a tour of the historical working winery to explore 150 years of family winemaking history and a private tasting of Henschke’s most precious icon wines: Hill of Grace, Hill of Roses, Mount Edelstone & Cyril Henschke.

Lunch today is two courses with matched wine at Vintners Bar & Grill, a Barossa icon and multi award winning restaurant that creates distinctive and brilliantly balanced dishes in the heart of the valley.

Return to your accommodation, where dinner is under your own arrangements.
Sequoia Lodge | Meals: BL

Oct 22: Adelaide Hills – Adelaide – Port Lincoln

This morning you will be met and transferred to Adelaide Airport where your private jet awaits. Take to the air, soaring westwards to the Eyre Peninsula and Port Lincoln, the seafood capital of Australia.

Prepare for an adventure unlike any other, experiencing the mouth-watering local produce, meeting the characters that reside here and revelling in country hospitality at its best.

On arrival, drive down to the Flinders Ports’ wharf where South Australia’s main grain exporting plant is located. The natural deep-water harbour enables grain carriers to be fully loaded here at Port Lincoln and in an average season, almost three million tonnes of cargo is moved through the wharf, at a value of around $2.2 billion. This includes the majority of grain commodities (wheat, canola, barley, peas and beans) harvested on the Eyre Peninsula and a huge proportion of the fresh seafood caught in South Australian waters. Marvel at the huge ships being loaded and unloaded.

Later, meet Ken Martin, a master sculptor in bronze and wood, who achieved master status in 1975. Keep an eye out for his famous sculpture of multiple-Melbourne Cup winning Makybe Diva and the newly revealed Tuna Poler on the Port Lincoln foreshore. Ken has completed many private works and exhibitions all over the world and some of his commissions include famous names such as Jason Gillespie, Barry Robran MBE, Darren Lehman and Dr Robin Warren AC Nobel Laureate. A visit to his workshop and a conversation with this unique artist and local character is not to be missed.

Port Lincoln is the largest professional fishing region in the Southern Hemisphere, with over seven different fishing industries based here. The Marina Wharf is home to the fishing fleet and where you will be able to appreciate the diversity of Port Lincoln’s fishing and its many vessels. The local fishing industries include Bluefin Tuna, Hiramasa Kingfish, Spencer Gulf King Prawns, Blue Mussel, Southern Rock Lobster, and sardines. Smaller vessels are used for abalone, Southern Calamari, snapper, crabs and King George Whiting. Take a hands-on, 45-minute tour of the Fresh Fish Place, where you will see the full process from ocean to plate. Meet local fisherman as they drop off the catch of the day from all over the Eyre Peninsula, including the famous King George whiting, flathead, garfish, leatherjacket, boarfish, snapper, Nannagai, shark, mussels, Coffin Bay oysters, prawns, squid, crabs and lots more. At the end of the tour, enjoy sampling a tantalising selection of in-house smoked fish and pickled seafood. Lunch from the Fresh Fish Place is a highlight, with a brand-new shop front and kitchen. Select your own piece of fresh fish and have it cooked to order!

With time permitting, visit Kuju Aboriginal Arts, an Aboriginal owned and operated gallery and art centre showcasing local aboriginal art from Port Lincoln and the Wangka Wilurrara region. The art from this region expresses culture, stories, lifestyle and family, reflecting the colours of land and sea created both traditionally and with new mediums being explored making the artworks completely unique.

Continue with your expert guide to Whalers Way, a privately owned conservation park on the tip of the Southern Eyre Peninsula. This ancient rocky coastline boasts a series of natural bays and headlands, some of the rocky promontories are believed to be among the oldest rock formations in South Australia. Extremely isolated, Whalers Way was declared an Historic Reserve and comprises the stunning and popular surfing area of Fishery Bay on the eastern side and extends to the spectacular rugged cliffs on the west which have been shaped and battered by the huge swells of the Southern Ocean. Cape Carnot is a spectacular and geologically significant headland where some of the oldest rocks in Australia can be seen, some around 2.46 billion years old. Whalers Way sits on an ancient bed of crystalline basement rock which is part of the Gawler Craton and is capped by a more modern limestone (aeolianite) formation. Together these two geological structures create this rugged and imposing coastline of sheer cliffs, rock pools, caves, crevasses, blow holes and beaches.

From here, travel back to Port Lincoln and freshen up before experiencing one of Australia’s best culinary and dining experiences. Let your tastebuds do the talking at a seafood masterclass and wine-paired dinner with one of South Australia’s best known chefs, Tony Ford, at his award winning Boston Bay Winery. Chef Tony will serve up the freshest and most sumptuous seafood that Australia can offer which may include wild caught abalone, squid and prawns, locally farmed kingfish, mussels and Coffin Bay oysters, to name a few. You will also have the chance to hone your skills at pairing wines with seafood. This winery is the world’s closest vineyard to the ocean and it is often joked that pruning needs to be done at low tide so the lobsters won’t bite!

The Ford family relocated from Sydney to Port Lincoln and purchased a license to catch wild abalone. They were so impressed with the region and in 1984 established this picturesque vineyard and cellar door. The tip of the Eyre Peninsula boasts a wide range of soils, even patches of terra rossa over limestone and the climate is cool and temperate. The winery is now well established and produces  many award-winning wines including the beautifully refreshing Boston Bay Sauvignon Blanc; fittingly named “The Great White.”

With an outstanding location in the heart of Port Lincoln, the Port Lincoln Hotel offers impressive views of Boston Bay and the township and comfortable accommodation in 111 rooms and suites. Hotel facilities include Sarins Restaurant and Bar, gym and solar heated swimming pool.
Port Lincoln Hotel Luxury Ocean View Balcony Suite (First Class) or Deluxe Spa Suite (Business Class) | Meals: BLD

Oct 23: Port Lincoln

Today you are in for a special treat full of wild encounters in some of the most beautiful places in South Australia. Board your private charter for an unforgettable cruise through the crystal clear waters around Port Lincoln. At Hopkins Island you have the opportunity of swimming with the rare and endangered Australian sea lion in its natural underwater habitat - one of life’s most memorable experiences. You’ll be simply mesmerised by these inquisitive, gentle creatures. The cruise also takes you around the shores of the Port Lincoln National Park and the cliffs of the Memory Cove wilderness sanctuary. This pristine stretch of coastline is best seen by boat with stunning scenery and sightings of bottlenose dolphins, white bellied sea eagles and fur seals.

Arrive back into the marina and head into the 29,000 hectare Port Lincoln National Park where lunch is arranged. Explore the diversity that lies within the park from its massive sand dunes, which can be explored by 4WD, to the naturally rugged and wild Sleaford Bay, the tranquillity of the Spalding Cove area and other beautiful beaches. Wander along Surfleet Cove or take a 45-minute hike up to the Stamford Hill Lookout for spectacular views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and the national park.

Then venture on to historic Mikkira Station where a private nature reserve is home to a colony of koalas.  Stroll under the canopy of beautiful old Manna gums and come face to face with these cuddly marsupials.  Kangaroos casually graze and emus roam around this beautiful historic setting where, in 1842, Scotsman Adam Borthwick and his family made their home as one of the very first European settlers of the region. There’s time to wander through the restored original homestead and look for some of the 160 native bird species that reside here, such as the Port Lincoln parrot, blue-breasted fairywren and an occasional scarlet robin. As the sun sets, sit around a campfire with a platter of gourmet produce and some local wines surrounded by wildlife and the sounds of nature, a quintessential Australian bush experience.

Return to Port Lincoln, where the remainder of the evening is at leisure.
Port Lincoln Hotel Luxury Ocean View Balcony Suite (First Class) or Deluxe Spa Suite (Business Class) | Meals: BL

Oct 24: Port Lincoln – Kangaroo Island

After a leisurely breakfast, refuel with a unique behind the scenes coffee experience at the Boston Bean Coffee Bar. This is South Australia's only specialty coffee roastery and bar, focusing exclusively on coffee. The finest green coffee is sourced from around the world and roasted according to the taste of Boston Bean’s coffee connoisseurs. Specialty coffee is the passion of owner, and chief roaster, Richard Scott, who will walk you through the process from crop to cup. Then savour the exquisite flavours of three different blends.

After your caffeine hit, you are driven to Coffin Bay on the western side of the peninsula, an area of outstanding beauty, home to world famous oysters and a variety of important species of flora and fauna. There are no other comparable systems of bays and inlets in such compact form anywhere on the coast, justifying the area’s classification as a maritime wilderness area.

To properly appreciate the area’s beauty, a cruise with Coffin Bay oyster farmer Chris Hank is arranged. He will educate you about the Pacific and the Native Angasi Oysters from his picturesque oyster-lease in Coffin Bay itself. Enjoy hearing Chris explain how the industry can remain sustainable for years to come and how the environmental impact is being alleviated. His is a typical operation that contributes to the 60 tonnes of oysters that are trucked out of Coffin Bay every week. Fresh out of the rack, you are invited to sample these magnificent jewels of the sea and appreciate why they end up on the menu of the world’s top restaurants. Look out for wonderful seabirds, seals and dolphins as you cruise.

Today’s lunch will be fresh seafood platters at Coffin Bay 1802 Oyster Bar.

From Coffin Bay, head to the Big Swamp, a birders paradise and local conservation area which is included in the List of Nationally Important Wetlands. Its large and ancient red gum forest and wetland system creates a unique habitat for rare wildlife, birds, threatened plant species, freshwater tortoise, native fish and invertebrates. These are the last true freshwater wetlands on the  Eyre Peninsula.

From here, you are transferred back to Port Lincoln Airport where you re-join your private jet for the short flight to Kangaroo Island.

Upon arrival, visit Seal Bay Conservation Park with a private guided tour among Australian Sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology.

Visit the studio of Janine Mackintosh - a local artist who creates unique work using natural materials, mainly collected on her heritage bush property on the island’s wild south coast. Janine has been awarded numerous prizes and her pieces are shown in public and private collections around the world.

One Kangaroo Island (First Class) and Walcowrie (Business Class) on secluded Browns Beach are a pair of exquisitely designed luxury residences offering some of the finest beachfront accommodation on Kangaroo Island. Few dwellings in the world capture better the natural beauty of their surrounds. And you’ll soon understand why when you gaze out to sea over your pristine, deserted beach, spotting dolphins from the deck, pelicans coming into land and majestic gulls soaring above. These sustainable eco retreats are a world apart.

Oceanview Eco Villas (Business Class), nestled into the island coastline, are located on a 500-acre rural property. The property is designed with natural timbers and stone offering stunning coastal views of Nepean Bay.

Each of these properties is personally hosted and provides breakfast daily in house. You join together for dinner each night at One Kangaroo Island where your private chef serves up an amazing three-course meal with fresh local produce including premium Kangaroo Island and South Australian wines.
One Kangaroo Island (First Class) & Walcowrie/Oceanview Eco Villas (Business Class) | Meals: BLD

Oct 25: Kangaroo Island

Begin your day at an important private wildlife refuge in the northwest of the island. Meet ecologist Heidi Groffen from Terrain Ecology at Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife property, which miraculously escaped the devastating 2020 bushfires. Check out wildlife surveys using daylight and infrared camera traps, targeting tiny endangered mammals, and get an introduction to the bush, putting the fire ecology experience later in the day into context.

Break for an elegant picnic lunch in the bush washed down with boutique South Australian wine, beer and soft drinks.

After lunch, travel into Flinders Chase National Park via the West End Highway, stopping to learn how the bush has adapted to fire and regenerated. Explore the southwest peninsula around Cape du Couedic including the lighthouse precinct and some of the island’s most iconic coastal landscapes including the Remarkable Rocks, a massive natural sculpture perched impossibly on top of a dome of granite emerging from the ocean.

Evidence of the power of the Southern Ocean swell continues at Admirals Arch – a coastal grotto which provides a haul out for a large colony of long-nosed fur seals who swim effortlessly through the crashing waves. Visit Rocky River, an important breeding ground for rare Cape Barren Geese, and return to the eastern end of the island via the South Coast Road. Dine again at One Kangaroo Island where your private chef prepares a delicious locally flavoured meal.
One Kangaroo Island (First Class) & Walcowrie/Oceanview Eco Villas (Business Class) | Meals: BLD

Oct 26: Kangaroo Island – King Island

Return to Kingscote Airport and take to the skies. Touch down on King Island, which lies off the northwest coast of Tasmania, surrounded by a rugged coastline with fresh seafood, famously good produce and some of the cleanest air in the world.

First stop, the thriving Arts and Cultural Centre in the picturesque Currie Wharf precinct where you’re guaranteed a warm welcome. With artists often at work and both large and small pieces for sale, it offers a glimpse into the incredibly creative community here on King Island.

Lunch today is with Ana Pimenta and Tom Perry on their 2,000 acre beef property where a paddock to plate experience showcases their ethically and sustainably produced and 100% pasture fed beef. After lunch tour the farm with Ana and Tom, whose passion for sustainable farming is inspiring.

Onto the world-renowned Cape Wickham Golf Course and your villa accommodation onsite. Get up close to Cape Wickham Light House, Australia’s largest, with stunning views over Bass Strait and hear about the island’s treacherous coastline.

Continue to the Martha Lavinia Reserve, a Ramsar designated internationally important wetland, where one of the Wings on King members will reveal the importance of this area for rare species such as the Orange-bellied parrot.

Tonight, feast at Wild Harvest where the chefs transform the culinary delights of King Island into a gastronomical dining experience celebrating “Ocean to Table” and “Paddock to Plate”. This will be followed by King Island’s Little Penguin parade.

Cape Wickham has 16 villa style rooms each boasting unparalleled views across the golf links with Cape Wickham Lighthouse in the distance. Take in the view from your private decking and indulge in the amenities available to each guest.
Cape Wickham | Meals: BLD

Oct 27: King Island

Golfers may like to rise early for a round on the links course before breakfast (additional cost) or enjoy the morning meal at leisure. This morning’s outing is to Seal Rocks, which provides one of the island’s most spectacular vistas overlooking the dramatic coastline.

From here you head to the Calcified Forest, an eerie remnant of a once majestic 7,000-year-old forest, now petrified. The forest was exposed when the lime-laden sand that covered the forested area was removed by wind erosion and you’ll approach it via a short walk along an easy trail.

Later, tour the main township of Currie getting some fascinating insight to the local kelp industry. Take one of the kelp tracks from British Admiral, one of King Island’s surf beaches, to the ‘restaurant without food’, an iconic space where one of King Island’s artists exhibits her painting and pottery.

After lunch at View Dining, stop off at the local museum and discover more about King Island’s fascinating history. Don’t miss the beautiful original lens from the Cape Wickham lighthouse made in France in the 1860s.

Then you arrive at the King Island Distillery, a micro distillery run by King Island local Heidi Weitjens. Sample the handcrafted gin and vodka she produces from custom pot stills (aka ‘Copper Angels’) made on King Island at 40° South Latitude. Your final stop today is at the King Island dairy for a tasting of their multi-award winning cheeses which are created from milk produced by the island’s 25 dairy farms and 7,500 dairy cows. Tonight, enjoy dinner in the Clubhouse at Cape Wickham.
Cape Wickham | Meals: BLD

Oct 28: King Island – Hobart – Saffire Freycinet

Transfer to the King Island airport, to board your private jet for the flight to Hobart.

Upon arrival, transfer by road to Tasmania’s East Coast, home to the majestic granite mountains, azure bays and white sand beaches of Freycinet National Park and your accommodation for the next three nights.

Arrive at Saffire to a sparkling welcome from the management team. There will be some time to settle in, soak up the atmosphere and explore the property at leisure.

During your stay, relax and wind down with a visit to the day spa or simply enjoy your comfortable suite.

Meander from your suite to the lounge for more refreshments, and then into Palate restaurant, where some of the spectacular and unique produce of the region is showcased.

A celebration of its surrounding natural gifts, the calm coastline around Saffire is reflected in the lodge’s superlative service, its subtle but chic interiors, and its fluid architectural design. The twenty effortlessly stylish suites are of impressive proportions – and so is the outlook. The complete glass frontage captures the dynamic theatre of the Hazards, with its glowing pink sheen on daybreak, to its mellow mood at dusk. A revitalising day spa, unique culinary experiences, and a team of staff devoted to creating an individualised experience for each and every guest add to the indulgence.
Saffire Freycinet Signature Suite (First Class) or Luxury Suite (Business Class) | Meals: BD

Oct 29: Saffire Freycinet

After a leisurely and sumptuous breakfast, be whisked away to discover Freycinet National Park on foot, including the much celebrated Wineglass Bay.

Afterwards, the Tasmanian Devil Experience offers you the rare opportunity to encounter Tasmanian devils in a natural setting, and to participate in the quest to save this endangered species from extinction. Led by your knowledgeable guides, you’ll visit Saffire’s free-range Tasmanian devil enclosure, where you’ll meet some of the resident population of Tasmanian devils and observe them as they feed and interact. You’ll hear the story of the Tasmanian devil and the crucial effort to find a cure for Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease.

After lunch, take a coastal stroll along the beach from Saffire with indigenous guide, Mick Quilliam. Discover the history of the Oyster Bay people, taking in the beauty of the coastal tracks and rock platforms and the wonders of the fauna and flora right on your doorstep. Sample local bush tucker, learn about tools and foraging and gain a greater understanding of time gone by and your own connection to country.

Conclude the day with a visit to a working oyster farm located within an internationally significant wetland. Don your waders and develop an understanding for wetland and marine ecology, plus a taste for prized Freycinet Pacific oysters in a beautiful setting.

Tonight, you are hosted in a specially curated presentation of local produce. Watch Saffire’s skilled chefs prepare small bites at a cooking station right in front of you, get involved in shucking (and eating!) fresh oysters at the oyster bar, join the chefs at the outdoor barbeque as they prepare your dinner, and enjoy mingling and socialising with the splendid Hazards as your backdrop.
Saffire Freycinet Signature Suite (First Class) or Luxury Suite (Business Class) | Meals: BLD

Oct 30: Saffire Freycinet – Hobart

Tasmanian honey production is on the rise, with some local apiaries drawing international attention for their sweet, decadent and golden produce. This honey already forms part of the unforgettable culinary encounter here at Saffire, but now you can learn the secrets behind the sweetness in a brand-new Beekeeping Experience. In perhaps its most immersive offering yet, don a full-body apiarist suit and venture into an onsite Saffire apiary, with hives overlooking the Hazards Mountains. With the safety and guidance of Saffire horticulturalist, Rob ‘The Bee Man’ Barker, you will not only approach the hives, but extract honeycomb to witness the breathtaking natural phenomenon of honeymaking by Tasmanian bees. Such immersion in nature is as exciting as it is fascinating, particularly when considering that bees are the cornerstone of our eco-system – without which our world would be a very different place. Experience the wonder of Tasmanian nature at its most raw, captivating and sweet.

After your honey immersion, head to Hobart and your waterfront accommodation at MACq01.

After settling in and enjoying lunch at leisure, you’ll  be escorted on foot to the Brooke St Pier to board the MONA ferry for a wonderful afternoon at the incredible Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), set on a peninsula of land jutting out into the Derwent River about 16 kilometres north of the city.

During the 30 minute ferry ride, enjoy exclusive access to the upper deck and its lounge, bar and private deck - the Posh Pit.  A selection of canapés, pastries and antipasto platters will be served accompanied by selected beverages - including wines from Moorilla Estate and Moo Brew. This journey serves as an entrée to the museological main course.

MONA is the largest privately funded museum in Australia, and is the brainchild of Tasmanian David Walsh. It houses a range of interesting and diverse artworks, many of which are considered mildly controversial. MONA was designed, by Fender Katsalidis Architects, to be explored — as a space of wonder and experiment.  And on your arrival, you are greeted by the Mona Guest Attaché for a self-guided exploration of the galleries.

As the museum closes for the day, you adjourn to The Void bar for a canapé and cocktail before continuing to The Source, where you are seated for an exquisite dinner prepared by Executive Head Chef Vince Trim. Vince’s seasonally designed menus make the most of Tasmania's very best produce from local growers.

Your evening will conclude back at the hotel later tonight.

The notion behind MACq 01 was simply to create a hotel inspired by the unique character and people of Tasmania. From the rooms and décor to the service, the food, the entertainment, the views and even the people you meet within its walls, MACq 01 has been designed to offer a quintessentially Tasmanian experience.
MACq01 | Meals: BD

Oct 31: Depart Hobart, Tasmania

After breakfast, transfer to Hobart airport for your connecting flight home (at your own expense).
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Port Lincoln Hotel

Shores of the Southern Ocean - An Air Safari (2021)

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Saffire, Freycinet

Shores of the Southern Ocean - An Air Safari (2021)

Magnificent in every detail, Saffire is defined by its subtle but chic interiors, and a fluid architectural design. Water is a strong the ... Read more

MACq 01 Hotel, Hobart

Shores of the Southern Ocean - An Air Safari (2021)

A unique hotel of unlimited intrigue, MACq 01 is inspired by the stories of Tasmania and its most colourful characters. Located in the he ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Oct 20, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
Price AU$29,999pp Single Supplement AU$7,125 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Notes:

A 'First Class' upgrade is also available for this journey for $6,000 pp twin share, and includes: 1. Guaranteed First Class Seat on the Fokker VIP jet; 2. Guaranteed to stay in a Luxury Ocean View Balcony Suite at Port Lincoln Hotel; 3. Guaranteed to stay at One Kangaroo Island; 4. Guaranteed to stay in a Signature Suite at Saffire Lodge; 5. Guaranteed to stay in a Premium Waterfront Suite at MACq01. Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey. Aircraft is subject to change based on passenger numbers.